Welcome to Heath Elementary School Brookline, Massachusetts
Welcome to the Heath School webpage. Through this site, you will be able to see a calendar of upcoming events, find access to teacher webpages, read updates from our Principal, Carrie Wilson, and much more!
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Just Monday we were commenting on the fact that the sledding hill was not getting much use. Surprise! It’s suddenly winter! Thank you for your patience as we dig out at Heath, battle with parking, and return to the schedule without missing a beat! And as always, thank you all for your positive commitment to the Heath experience! We are so happy to have such an inclusive community focused on what’s best for our children!
Even with snow up to the windows, I am happy to see us move closer to spring and the changes that come with the anticipation of seasonal changes. We are excited to announce that the registration process for Kindergarten is fast approaching. We ask the incoming Kindergarten parents to join us on February 3rd and 4th in the library. The hours for registration for Tuesday are 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM and Wednesday from 11:30 until 1:00 PM. It is extremely helpful if parents bring completed registration materials, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and any health information that is available to share with our nursing staff.
Our grade 8 students will soon begin the process of the high school registration and the course selection process. Each student will be consulting with Dr. Miner, Ms. Sevelius, and me about the courses available to them and the importance of the recommendations of their current teachers as they work with students to select the classes that most match their goals for achievement.
I am so proud of the energy and commitment that our students are showing for their achievement at Heath! It is visible in their project and classroom work, music accomplishments, involvement in service learning, participation in extracurricular activities and most importantly in the way that they address each other with respect! Keep those Heath core values strong: Respect, Grow and Engage!
Doors will open for the morning arrival at 7:30 AM and students may enter through the front doors, the side door in the front nearest the multi -purpose room, and the downstairs cafeteria link door nearest the patio.
Keeping safety and security in mind, those who drop off on the Reservoir hill will be asked to walk down our new pathways to the front, or the cafeteria door.
Children who are dropped off in the front of the building should use the front door or door near the multi-purpose/Pre-K room.
Kindergarten families who are traveling to the classroom at 7:50 should enter any of the three designated doors.
Children may wait in the cafeteria, the library (grades 4-8) if they would like to read or work quietly, the computer lab (grades 2-8) if they would like to work on school work, or attend Morning Movement for grades 2-8 once these classes begin in September.
All children arriving before 7:55 (or 7:50 for those in Kindergarten) need to be in one of the above participatory areas until the bell rings.
Bell #1 will ring at 7:55 AM as a signal that students should travel to class; bell #2 at 8:00 AM is the formal beginning to our day.
Just a reminder that we do not have supervision on the outside playground areas before and after school.
Additionally, we remind all visitors to the building to sign in at the office table. Front doors will lock at 8:10 and reopen at 2:20 this year. Please remember that Monday through Thursday we are dismissing at 2:30 PM and Friday at 1:40 PM to provide the weekly teacher collaboration and research time.
_Mission of Heath School
Heath School is an academic and social community comprised of students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school promotes the four cores values of the Brookline Public Schools. These include respect for human differences, high academic achievement, excellence in teaching and collaborative relationships. ...read more
Celebrations Heath is happy to announce that our 2013-2014 Olweus survey results show positive growth on our work to provide a a purposeful community! CORE VALUES We are pleased to announce our new CORE values : Soar High Respect: Take care of yourself and others Participate positively Grow: Take charge of your learning Ask questions Challenge yourself Engage: Be confident Find joy Keep trying